Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the eastern side of Tropical Storm Nock-ten and the AIRS instrument captured this infrared image of the storm's cold cloud tops (purple) and strong thunderstorms on July 28 at 0517 UTC (1:47 a.m. EDT). Hainan Island, China is located to the west and can be seen on the left side of the image.
Credit: NASA/JPL, Ed Olsen
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